DeKalb County TN Information


DeKalb County Subdivisions

DeKalb County TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,469
Population in Households 19,171
Population in Familes 15,674
Population in Group Qrtrs 298
Population Density1 64
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 7,684
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 5,263
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,909 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,262 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,422 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,225 (22.5%)
Median Home Value $120,556
Average Home Value $170,377


Median Household Income $36,034
Average Household Income $49,946
Per Capita Income $19,903
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.72%
Households 0.56% 0.69%
Families 0.38% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


DeKalb County TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares DeKalb County to the other 95 counties and county equivalents in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 65 33rd
Population Density1 # 51 47th
Diversity Index2 # 28 73rd
Median Household Income # 62 36th
Per Capita Income # 60 38th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.